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The Pandora Papers and the threat to democracy

NEW YORK – The “Pandora Papers,” a new investigation led by the International Consortium of

Will corruption threaten Europe’s economic recovery?

  By Luis Garicano BRUSSELS – The European Union’s post-pandemic recovery plan represents a historic

Nation-Building 101

   Andrés Velasco and Adnan Khan LONDON – In the aftermath of the Afghanistan debacle,

How Olaf Scholz won Germany

MUNIUCH – Olaf Scholz and the Social Democrats came out on top in Germany’s federal

Carbon neutrality with Chinese characteristics

EVANSTON – China’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, now enshrined in its 14th

Japan’s four-horse race

  By Takatoshi Ito TOKYO – Last month, I wrote, “Unless [Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide]

What the Energy transition needs

  By Mads Nipper COPENHAGEN – There are encouraging signs of progress in the fight

How Democracy can win again

  By Gergely Karácsony BUDAPEST – My political awakening coincided with the systemic changes that

Why America must go big on infrastructure

  By Laura Tyson and Lenny Mendonca BERKELEY – Economists across the political spectrum have

Reimagining Brasília’s Modernism

  By Carlo Ratti BRASÍLIA – Sixty-one years ago, Brasília emerged from Brazil’s hinterland. Developed